Sunday, October 26, 2008



He was one of the first online artists, he is at least as hard as Sizzla and Capleton, he chants down Babylon right in the "Belly of the Beast": Turtleman, Dancehall Vocalist extraordinaire!

He was born in Jamaica as the son of a designer and a policeman who was also a celebrity, but raised by his grandmother who taught him how to live it up in a conscious way. Currently, he lives in the USA but he keeps staying in touch with Jamaica, where he helps people in lifting themselves up.

Turtleman is everything but slow: he started chanting at the age of 9, resulting in the fact that he traveled all across Jamaica and subsequently large parts of the world ever since he was a teenager. He should also get more credit than he deserves when it comes to his presence on the Internet: Turtleman is one of the first online artists as well.

Why he is not as known as let's say Sizzla or Capleton, is a mystery. A great mystery. Not only can Turtleman be considered at least as talented and skillful, the fact that he lives in the USA makes him address things in certain ways as well.

Well, "address" is an understatement. Turtleman doesn't really address a topic: he burns fire pon Babylon, he chants her down, one tune after the other after the other.

You can't stop the truth, you can't keep a good man down, and so, they might try to silence those that Chant Down Babylon, but the voice will be heard. Should be heard, too.

Musically, Turtleman is at least as good as the artists mentioned before. Listen to tracks like "Boy Work For Satan" and "Preacher Want The Money", and you know that here we have one of the top Conscious vocalists in the field of Dancehall.



(In case you read this long after October 2008 and a lot of things might have happenned)

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